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Jack Matthews to head MediaWorks board

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 30/08/2016 By Pattrick Smellie

Jack Matthews, pictured in 2000. © Getty Jack Matthews, pictured in 2000. Financially stressed broadcaster MediaWorks will gain high-profile telecommunications entrepreneur Jack Matthews as its chairman from the end of next month.

New Zealand-resident Matthews will replace the current Australia-based chairman, Rod McGeoch, who has led the MediaWorks board since 2013.

Matthews is well-known in New Zealand as the founder of one of the country's first cable television services, then known as Saturn, on the Kapiti Coast, which has morphed over the years through ownership for a time by Australian telco Telstra to become part of Vodafone's New Zealand asset base.

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The TV3 Mediaworks Building on Flower Street on August 17, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. © Dave Rowland/Getty Images The TV3 Mediaworks Building on Flower Street on August 17, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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